This chapter is a character study of Joseph, his brothers, and their father Jacob in Genesis 37:1-11. The authors reflect on the hope of the gospel as portrayed in this passage. Questions for further reflection are added at the chapter's end.
Looking at the troubled life of Joseph, this article shows how Joseph expressed his faith in God through the names of his two sons he had in Egypt. The names Manasseh and Ephraim show that Joseph believed that God's hand was with him, and that God made him fruitful (Genesis 41:52).
This article shows that the purpose of Matthew 1 is to establish a link between Jesus and David. Matthew established this link by explaining how Joseph extended his genealogy to Jesus through adoption. Jesus was not born a son of David, but he became a son of David because Joseph obeyed God.